Growth of Farm Animals Edition 3

February 2013
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  • Published
    14th February 2013
  • ISBN 9781845935580
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"
  • Images 128 illus
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August 2012
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    28th August 2012
  • ISBN 9781780641461
  • Language English
  • Pages 368 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"
  • Images 128 illus
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Understanding the processes that change the shape and composition of farm animals is fundamental to all aspects of production. Showing the progression from cell to tissue to entire animal, this comprehensive textbook provides an essential broad base for animal production, with key information on how animals grow and change in shape and composition, and factors that affect these processes. Illustrated with new photographs and focus boxes highlighting vital points, this updated third edition includes a new chapter on avian growth, an important source of protein for the expanding population. Providing a thorough yet student-friendly approach to the subject, this book continues to fill the important role of helping readers to understand how the basics of growth must be thoroughly understood if farm animals are to be used efficiently and humanely in producing food for mankind.

"…it is a comprehensive, readable introduction to one of the great mysteries of life. I would recommend it to any veterinarian or scientist with an interest in animals and their lives."

Dai Grove-White - , The Veterinary Record

"The updated third edition of the textbook is a valuable introduction to the important area of growth of farm animals. The authors describe all steps from cells to tissues to entire animals and to food of animal origin. The book provides fundamental knowledge for animal production. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate students in animal and veterinary sciences, but it is also an important aid for all those dealing with meat sciences and meat processing."

Gerhard Flachowsky, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute of Animal Health, Braunschweig, Germany - , Animal Feed Science and Technology

1. General Aspects of Growth
2. Cells
3. Principles of Cell Growth
4. Tissues: Basic Structure and Growth
5. Tissues: Growth and Structure Relative to Product Value for Human Consumption
6. Mammary Gland Growth and Product Yield
7. Hormonal Influences on Growth
8. Genetic Influences on Growth
9. The Immune System and Growth
10. Gametes, Fertilization and Embryonic Growth in Mammals
11. Prenatal and Postnatal Growth in Mammals
12. Growth of Avian Species
13. Efficiency and Growth
14. Compensatory Growth
15. Growth and Puberty in Breeding Animals
16. Measuring and Predicting Growth and Body Composition in the Live Animal
17. Measurements on the Carcass
18. 'Growth Promoters', Performance Enhancers, Feed Additives and Alternative Approaches
19. The Future

Tony L. J. Lawrence

Tony L. J. Lawrence is formerly University of Liverpool, UK.

Vernon R. Fowler

Vernon R. Fowler is formerly Scottish Agricultural College and Rowett Research Institute, UK.

Jan E. Novakofski

Jan E. Novakofski teaches at the University of Illinois.